Special Issue "Microstructure and Novel Properties of Nanocrystalline Alloys"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2024 | Viewed by 126

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Xiang Li
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Guest Editor
School of Materials and Chemistry, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai 200093, China
Interests: novel magnetic nanomaterials; nanocrystalline alloys

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At present, with the rapid development of novel magnetic nanomaterials and nanocrystalline alloys, especially the rapid integration of electronic components and communication technology, the development of advanced manufacturing and artificial intelligence industries have been promoted, which has greatly improved our industry and living standards. The microstructure and novel properties of nanocrystalline alloys, including the control and characterization of materials in all design and processing stages, as well as final properties analysis, are explored within this Special Issue. In past research, high-performance nanocrystalline alloys, such as metal-based amorphous and nanocrystalline ribbons, nanocrystalline powders, magnetic nanomaterials, and their complexes, have been sought and explored. In addition, so far, the melt spinning method combined with amorphous annealing has been most commonly used for the manufacturing of nanocrystalline alloys, which has been proven to be a shaping technology with excellent performance and good properties. Due to their special microstructure, electrical properties, and magnetic properties, nanocrystalline alloys have shown favorable competitiveness in information storage and conversion. Based on the above considerations, nanocrystalline alloys can be considered an attractive electronic component material, with good performance in terms of both high electromagnetic intensity and low electromagnetic loss.

In this Special Issue, we welcome articles that focus on material preparation methods and their influence on the final products’ performance, both regarding nanocrystalline ribbons and/or other nanocrystalline materials, such as nanocrystalline powders, magnetic nanomaterials, and so on. Fully controllable, fast, stable, and economical processes, especially remains of interest, with a high implementation potential in terms of the microstructure and novel properties of nanocrystalline alloys, help to offer new ideas for the design and synthesis of high-performance nanocrystalline products.

Prof. Dr. Xiang Li
Guest Editor

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  • nanocrystalline alloys
  • alloy melting
  • melt spinning
  • amorphous annealing
  • microstructure
  • structural characterization
  • novel properties

Published Papers

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